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My Dad and I's Colts

I went home a few weekends ago and took a few guns up so my dad and I could go to the shooting range. One of the pistols I took was my Colt series 80 government model (plain jane colt 1911). On the range, my dad was shooting his five seven (which he bought after shooting mine) and then transitioned to my Colt. He shot better with it than I have ever seen him shoot, and needless to say he was dumbfounded. He got that "I gotta get me one of these" look in his eye, and sure enough we found ourselves at Bachman Gun & Pawn the next day.

Long story short, he one-upped me and got the fancy Colt XSE series 80 in stainless. Aside from it being stainless, it has better sights, a rail, abmi safety, skeletonized trigger and hammer, nice beavertail, front slide serrations, and comes with 8 round mags instead of 7 rounders. After an additional range trip, I cleaned them up and snapped a few photos-














And lastly, this is how the frame and slide of any factory 1911 should line up-

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Love my Colt as well its like yours buut Stainless and in .38 Super Auto.

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Ah, I see you decided to go with a Colt Alex. Glad to see it! We should have a colt outing. I'll keep the thread going...

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Nice weapons.....Just my personal taste,but I think it looks a lot cleaner without the light rail.

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i dig the xse's minus the rail, now if they were only selling a lightweight commander in blue chambered in 38 super.

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Ah, I see you decided to go with a Colt Alex. Glad to see it! We should have a colt outing. I'll keep the thread going...
I'll keep it going CJ.
This is my little compact colt (1991A1). I hate the finish on it.


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I'll play...these are among some pics I took for insurance last year. I inherited this one from my Grandpa's gun collection, was one of his favorites. He took it on trade in 1953, it's a 1950 production (81xxx S/N). I've owned some nice handguns but have always shot best with this one...only change I've made is the rubber grip. It was the first semi-auto I ever shot in my life, and then I later inherited it when he died. I have the original paperwork from 1950 as well.




...and of course I do still have the original walnut grips.


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Good looking guns guys, I've been looking at the Springfield 1911's for the price. (650-700)

I hardly ever see the newer model Springfield 1911s sold in used condition. I'm not sure if everyone doesn't buy them, they don't sell them, or I am just missing them.

EDIT - I just read this post: https://www.dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=424631
Should I spend the extra 300 for the Colt?

So I will ask, what experience have you guys had with the Springfields?

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Should I spend the extra 300 for the Colt?

So I will ask, what experience have you guys had with the Springfields?
I know that they are made in Brazil, and that Colts are made in America. That alone makes the Colt worth a bit more to me personally.


That being said the Springfields work just fine, but the Colt logo commands a premium just because of its unique history.
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